The University of Charleston is an independent, co-educational, residential university located in the state capital of West Virginia amidst magnificent mountains and rivers. It has a panoramic view of the capitol building across the Kanawha River.

The University of Charleston’s enrollment is approximately 1,400 students from 30 states and 20 countries.

The admission process at UC is competitive. Factors in admission decisions include high school records, SAT or ACT scores, teacher recommendations, personal qualities, special talents, extra-curricular achievement, evidence of leadership and involvement and commitment to learning. A personal visit to campus, though not required, is highly recommended.


More than 90% of UC students receive financial aid through scholarships, grants, loans, and campus employment.

  • Baccalaureate programs are available in 15 academic fields.
  • An Associate degree program is offered in Nursing.
  • Master’s degree programs are available in Business Administration and Forensic Accounting.
  • A Doctoral degree program is available in Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

Approximately 40 clubs and organizations are active on campus to engage you in Student Life. Beyond the campus, many students become active participants in the daily life of the Charleston community by taking advantage of an impressive array of work and entertainment options. Also, white water rafting, skiing, mountain climbing, and mountain biking are available within a one-hour drive from the campus.

There’s never a reason to feel alone in your studies either, since there are academic support services like Extensive Undergraduate Evening or Early Morning Classes, Learning Center, Reduced Course Load, Remedial Instruction, Study Skills Assistance, Tutoring and Writing Center. In particular, the university has a Accelerated Program, Distance Learning, Double Major, Dual Enrollment of High School Students, Independent Study, Internships, Liberal Arts/Career Combination, ROTC, Army, Student-Designed Major, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification and Washington Semester. The university has disability services as well, so be sure to inquire about them if needed. Again, when any student is looking for some counseling or other types of support, Career Counseling, Employment Service, Financial Aid Counseling, Freshman Orientation Program, Personal Counseling and Placement Service can help. University of Charleston is unique in its study options.

There are endless reasons! UC’s mission “to educate each student for a life of productive work, enlightened living and community involvement” will help you to launch a fulfilling career when you return to your home country or here in the U.S. You’ll be surrounded by students and teachers who believe in learning, and who want you to succeed.

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